It’s a matter of time! Children bury pieces of history at local retirement development

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13th Oct Communities

Children from St Monica’s Primary School have re-visited Adlington’s new Urmston development to bury a time capsule, which holds their history project, in the gardens of the site.

The pupils from St Monica’s aged six and seven visited Adlington House, a luxury retirement development on Moorside Road, in April to present their history project which includes drawings and photographs of the local area, as well as writing about what Urmston is like in 2017. The children were invited back to the development to bury their project, which will act as a little piece of history to whoever finds it in the future.

Claire Reede, Marketing Manager for Adlington, commented:

“It was great to have the children from St Monica’s Primary School re-visiting our new Urmston development, it’s an exciting prospect knowing that future generations could discover the capsule and gain an insight into both the past and present life in the local area. At Adlington we’re very keen to work with the communities in which we build, and as Urmston has a wealth of local history we want to encourage our residents and the wider community to contribute to the continuing story of the area.”

Louise Davies, Head of School at St. Monica’s Primary, said:

“The children felt very privileged to be asked to contribute to the time capsule project with Adlington. They really enjoyed collecting the items, photographs and stories about Urmston and it was a fun and exciting project for them, helping them to learn more about the town and its history.”

Adlington’s £11m luxury retirement development exclusively for the over 60s on Moorside Road in Urmston will consist of 55 superbly appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments, most with walk on balconies or patios. These are complemented by stylish communal areas. With completion set for November, a selection of show apartments are available to view daily, between 10am and 5pm. For further information on retirement living at Adlington in Urmston, please visit or call 0161 747 8256.

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